This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend at Queens Library, learn more about your family history, participate in a library advocacy rally, take a home buyer’s workshop (in Chinese), celebrate the Bengali New Year and attend various musical performances. We hope to see you!







Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts: Ljova and the Kontraband
Ljova and the Kontraband plays a genre-smashing blend of music influenced by classical, klezmer, tango and gypsy jazz. The group is led by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, a Moscow-born, New York-based violist and composer who has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov and Jay Z.  With soulful vocals by Inna Barmash, his Lithuanian-born wife, and accordion, bass and percussion backing, Ljova and the Kontraband serve up a high-energy blend of folksy melodicism and jagged Central and Eastern European rhythms.

Sat. May 23, 1:30 p.m.to 2:45 p.m.
Queens Library at Flushing (Auditorium)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355


Lefferts Library Rally
Come out and support your libraries! New York City's public libraries need increased funding to survive and thrive. We’re asking the Mayor and City Council for a restoration of $65 million citywide in the operating budget to expand hours and services, and $1.4 billion in the capital budget citywide, over 10 years, to construct and maintain buildings. Join us at a rally to speak out for libraries and bring your family and friends!

Sat. May 23, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Queens Library at Lefferts
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, NY 11419


Genealogy, Part 2
Professional genealogist and family historian Diane Warmsley introduces participants to a variety of documents other than vital records that can be helpful when researching a family tree.

Sat. May 23, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Queens Library at Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365


First-Time Home Buyer's Workshop (in Chinese)

Chinese: 民衆將會了解到如何申請高達1万5000元的政府首次購屋補助計劃,購買合作公寓或者共有公寓之前的注意事項,以及作爲屋主的責任和權利

Find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000 and learn about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.

Sat. May 23, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Queens Library at Flushing (IRC Conference Room)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355


Bengali New Year Celebration: “Pahela Baisakh”

Bengali: বাংলা নববষর্ উদযাপন: “পেহলা ৈবশাখ” আসুন আমরা বাংলা নববষর্ ১৪২২ সাল উৎযাপন কির বাংলােদেশর উপর িভিও কের নাচ ও গােনর মাধয্েম উিদচী

Join us in a celebration of Bengali New Year with the Udichi School of Performing Arts New York. We will say goodbye to 1421 and welcome 1422 with a cornucopia of festivities including traditional music, dance and comedy.

Sat. May 23, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Queens Central Library (Auditorium)
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica NY 11432


The Soulful Saxophone
L A Blacksmith delivers the songs of King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker and Grover Washington, Jr. in a way that will have you rocking in your seat, nodding your head and tapping your toes to this saxophonologist’s soulful approach.

Sat. May 23, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Queens Library at Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375


QL International Resource Center Presents Music from Around the Globe
International recording bassist and composer Iris Ornig and her ensemble will perform music from Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Sat. May 23, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Queens Library at Flushing (Auditorium)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Mon, 2015-05-18 (All day)